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  • More Car Fires Hit LA, Arson Suspected (Muslim youths bring New Years tradition to Hollywood?)

    12/31/2011 5:27:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 59 replies · 5+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/31/11 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    Several more cars burned in suspected arson attacks in the Los Angeles area early Saturday morning, and authorities investigated if they were connected to nearly two dozen deliberately set blazes a day earlier, police said. Seven or eight cars burned Saturday in the North Hollywood area, said officer Robert Collier. He said he didn't have further details of the blazes, but said arson is suspected and there could be a link to the earlier blazes.
  • Suspected Arson Attacks Up to 44 in Los Angeles, Sources Say

    12/31/2011 1:59:20 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 32 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 31, 2011 | Richard Esposito
    At least 16 cars burned Saturday morning in Los Angeles bringing the total number of suspected arson fires to 44 over the last two days, sources told ABC News. In nearly every case, the fires were set in cars parked in and around the Hollywood area. In some cases, the flames spread to nearby buildings. Investigators have not determined a motive behind the blazes, nor have they established whether they are the work of one person or the efforts of people acting together. They are looking at all possibilities behind the blazes, especially the prospect of a serial arsonist on...
  • L.A. Arsonist Person of Interest Detained (LAPD Chief confident we found our man)

    01/02/2012 11:19:59 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 80 replies | 1/2/2012 |
    LAPD officers swarmed and handcuffed what they described as a "person of interest" in the Los Angeles arsonist spree that has left thousands of residents scared out of their wits for days. Fire officials say "it is too early to speculate" if this is the person responsible for the fires. Police have already released surveillance video showing the alleged suspect -- a ponytailed Steven Seagal lookalike (below). As you can see in our video ... the man in custody sports a ponytail Cops previously said 39 fires could be linked to the recent rash of arsons ... and another...
  • LA Arson Suspect Identified, Possibly Motivated by Deportation Battle ("I hate America")

    01/02/2012 9:01:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    LA Arson Suspect Identified, Possibly Motivated by Deportation BattleBy RICHARD ESPOSITO, RAY HOMER, KATIE KINDELAN and COLLEEN CURRY Good Morning America – 15 hrs ago Officials this evening identified a man arrested after a series of 52 blazes in the Los Angeles area as Harry Burkhart, 24. Burkhart was charged this afternoon with one count of arson of an inhabited dwelling, with more charges expected as the investigation proceeds, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told reporters. Burkhart was being held without bail. "These were serious and potentially deadly crimes that needlessly endangered thousands of innocent lives," Villaraigosa said. "These crimes...
  • US officials alerted LA authorities in arson case

    01/03/2012 10:57:58 AM PST · by SmithL · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/3/12 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD and BRADLEY KLAPPER
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A State Department official says a German man was identified as a suspect in the Los Angeles arson spree because his mother was the subject of a provisional arrest request by Germany. Speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigations are ongoing, the official told The Associated Press Tuesday that authorities learned about Harry Burkhart while working on the mother's case and recognized him in security video of the arson suspect. "When they saw the security footage, they recognized him and they contacted the arson task force," the official said. The official said the footage was...